SC Ladder 2021

All Short Croquet games count on the ladder. All club members are invited to get involved.

Results so far

NamePointsWinsGames
Joe King10246
Anthony Hardwicke10222
Brian Jamieson10123
Peter Allan10111
Avril Rangoni-Machiavelli10012
Carol Jamieson9925
Paul Wolff9913
David Long9901
Steve Fisher9925
Edmund Shirley9802

Instructions

  • Your initial ladder ranking points are set to 100, and you gain a point for winning a game and drop a point for losing. This means the ladder should remain balanced if some players play more games with other playing less. Your ladder position is determined by ladder ranking points.

Please enter your result below carefully. If you make a mistake please contact Steve Fisher to have the result removed.

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Charity one-ball 2021

The winner from each day will go along to the finals in Surbiton. These will be determined by reference to wins, who beat whom and then points scored.

All games are played to handicap. There is a chart for adjusting AC handicaps in the CA tournament regulations, subject to a maximum of 20 for 1-ball. For a game we then calculate the difference and divide by three, rounding to the nearest half bisque.

Saturday

Results

Please note that the ranking in the table below only takes account of the number of wins. This will be corrected.

Name#jhARAHPWJKRBSMWNHTH
john harrison1X6-1313-119-1313-913-913-94367
Andy Robertson113-6X7-1313-1111-1313-413-841570
Anthony Hardwicke111-1313-7X13-1112-1313-1013-641575
Paul Wolff113-911-1311-13X13-813-1013-941274
Joe King59-1313-1113-128-13X4-1313-93-1160
Robin Brown69-134-1310-1310-1313-4X13-82-559
Sandra Millikin79-138-136-139-139-138-13X0-2949

Using the fulll ranking criteria makes Anthony the Saturday winner followed by Andy and then Paul.

Sunday

Results

Please note that the ranking in the table below only takes account of the number of wins. This will be corrected.

Name#SFBJARMCCJPADCWNHTH
Steve Fisher1X13-1213-510-1313-813-713-952175
Brian Jamieson212-13X12-1313-1113-913-1113-104976
Avril Rangoni-Machiavelli35-1313-12X12-1313-1010-1313-93-466
Minty Clinch313-1011-1313-12X8-1312-1313-113-270
Carol Jamieson38-139-1310-1313-8X13-1113-53366
Peter Allan37-1311-1313-1013-1211-13X13-103-368
Deirdre Cochrane79-1310-139-1311-135-1310-13X0-2454

Using the fulll ranking criteria makes Steve the Sunday winner followed by Brian, Carol, Peter and Minty.

GC Icknield Cup 2021

In each group everyone should arrange to play everyone else in a best of three level play 13 point games. You will normally need to allow 2 – 2.5 hours to be sure of  enough time to play three games.  As finding a time to play may not always be easy, when booking please title as a Championship match and be prepared to accept another pair playing Icknield or Championship to double bank. You must use the old extra turn handicapping system. Each game must be played with the handicap you had at the beginning of your best of three match.

The group results will be decided by
– who wins the most matches
– hoop differences
– who beat whom
– a penalty shoot out – boundary to hoop 1

The winners of the three groups will go on to the semi-finals as will the closest runner-up. The closest runner-up is the player who comes closest to the winner in the decision list above.

If the closest runner-up is from the A group, then  A1 plays B1,  A2 plays C1 in the semi-finals, if from the B group B1 plays C1 and B2 plays A1 and if from the C group C1 plays A1 ans C2 plays B1.

Please enter your results below carefully. If you make a mistake please contact Steve Fisher to have the result removed. For two of the three blocks it will say: “Sorry you are not competing in this event” so just find your block.

Block A

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Block B

Results so far

Name#STDVAHESCWWNHTH
Susan Tilbrook1X3-7, 7-2, 7-51317
David Vincent27-3, 2-7, 5-7X0-314
Anthony Hardwicke2X000
Edmund Shirley2X000
Carol Wadsworth2X000

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Block C

Results so far

Name#ARDGDLCJSMWNHTH
Avril Rangoni-Machiavelli1X7-6, 3-7, 7-51-117
David Grinstead2X000
David Long26-7, 7-3, 5-7X0118
Carol Jamieson2X000
Sandra Millikin2X000

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GC Championship Cup 2021

In each group everyone should arrange to play everyone else in a best of three level play 13 point games.  You will normally need to allow 2 – 2.5 hours to be sure of  enough time to play three games.  As finding a time to play may not always be easy, when booking please title as a Championship match and be prepared to accept another pair playing Icknield or Championship to double bank.

The group results will be decided by
– who wins the most games
– hoop differences
– who beat whom
– a penalty shoot out – boundary to hoop 1

The first and second in each group will go to the semi-finals:  A1 v B2  and B1 vs A2.

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Block A

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Block B

Results so far

Name#SFAHARDLDVJGWNHTH
Steve Fisher1X7-4, 7-4, 0-01614
Anthony Hardwicke2X000
Avril Rangoni-Machiavelli2X000
David Long24-7, 4-7, 0-0X0-68
David Vincent2X000
John Garnett2X000

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GC Ladder 2021

This is a continuation of the ladder started last year

A player on the ladder may challenge any player above them. A player not yet on the ladder may challenge anyone who is on the ladder or anyone who is not.

Either player can enter the result. The ladder will then be updated automatically. If the challenger wins he takes the ladder position of the loser’s position and all below move down one place. If a game is entered between two players not yet on the ladder they are added at the bottom with the winner first.

A player on the ladder may challenge any player above them. A player not yet on the ladder may challenge anyone who is on the ladder or anyone who is not. If your name is not on the ladder please email Steve Fisher. David Vincent should be taking this job over shortly.

Resuts so far

NameWinsGames
Steve Fisher22
John Garnett46
Paul Wolff23
Susan Tilbrook610
David Grinstead59
David Vincent13
Roger Lowe11
Susan Jenkins34
Michael Moore13
David Long17
Minty Clinch01
Jeff Drummond-Hay01
David Seed01
Brian Jamieson01

Instructions

The challenge is resolved by a single 13 point level play game. After the game:

Whatever the result both players must enter it on their handicap card using the level play table to determine index changes.

When a challenge is made the game should normally be played within one week. The challenger should offer a reasonable number of time-slots. If the person challenged cannot play within a week without good reason (holiday, illness etc) they should be prepared to concede the game to the challenger (entering a notional score of 1-0) which affects the ladder – but there is no record to be added to the handicap card.

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AC Ladder 2021

All games in whatever format count on the ladder, whether full or shortened games, played to handicap or advanced rules, as well as 1-ball games. All club members are invited to get involved.

You may challenge any club member to a game, regardless of whether they are on the ladder already or are yet to play their first game. Games should ideally be arranged and played within a week of a challenge being issued.

Your initial ladder ranking points are set to 100, and you gain a point for winning a game and drop a point for losing. This means the ladder should remain balanced if some players play more games with other playing less. Your ladder position is determined by ladder ranking points.

Results so far

NamePointsWinsGames
Peter Allan10111
Anthony Hardwicke10012
Joe King9901

Instructions

  • You may challenge any club member to a game, regardless of whether they are on the ladder already or are yet to play their first game. Games should ideally be arranged and played within a week of a challenge being issued.
  • Your initial ladder ranking points are set to 100, and you gain a point for winning a game and drop a point for losing. This means the ladder should remain balanced if some players play more games with other playing less. Your ladder position is determined by ladder ranking points.

Please enter your result below carefully. If you make a mistake please contact Steve Fisher to have the result removed.

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If your name is not on the ladder please email Steve Fisher. Joe King will probably take this over in the near future.

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Founder’s Cup 2020

The Founder’s Cup is one of our oldest club trophies. It was originally the Chairman’s Cup, presented by Jolyon Kay, the first Chairman, and founder of the club. It’s played for under the conditions of level play advanced Association Croquet, so the pool of potential winners is usually rather small. Jolyon used to invite those who would compete for it each year. Still, it’s a challenge for the mere mortals among us.

The cup was re-named the Founder’s Cup when the Chairmanship changed.

This year we played on Saturday 10 October, much later in the season than usual. Robin Brown started as the clear favourite, both on form and on the rankings, and didn’t disappoint, winning all his games and taking the tankard home with him – not for the first time!

Results:

  • Round 1: Robin beat Paul +24, Nick beat Deirdre, and Joe beat Avril.
  • Round 2: Robin beat Nick, Joe beat Paul +25, and Deirdre and Avril wisely settled for a draw at equal hoops after long play out in the cold.
  • Final: Robin beat Joe +26tp in double-quick time.

Sadly, we couldn’t manage the usual tournament lunch under present restrictions.

Roger Cambray Memorial Shield

This is the Club’s annual One-ball tournament, meant to be played in a spirit of relaxed enjoyment rather than red-blooded competition. That’s not to say that the players don’t try to win! It’s usually played around mid-summer, but in this topsy-turvy year was held up until October, and became the final event of our full croquet season. Whether everyone was seizing their opportunity to get one last competition in, or the bracing autumnal weather was irresistible, we don’t know, but 22 members entered this year, surely a record.

Because of the numbers, play was split across two weekends. On the first Sunday morning we played in two separate pools of six, all playing all in each pool, ending up in these respective orders:

Pool 1: Minty Clinch, Sue Jenkins, Steve Fisher, Paul Wolff, Andy Robertson, Sandy Millikin.

Pool 2: Edmund Shirley, Peter Allan, Deirdre Cochrane, Rosemary Balsdon, Susan Tilbrook, June Wolff.

After brown-bag lunches and an exchange of groups, the following final top order was reached at the end of the first day’s play: Edmund, Peter, Paul, Deirdre, Steve, Minty.

The next Saturday morning saw the second ten of the 22 entrants play in two pools of five, finishing in these orders:

Pool 3: Nick Butler, Dave Grinstead, Brian Jamieson, Joe King, Carol Wadsworth.

Pool 4: David Long, John Garnett, Carol Jamieson, Robin Brown, Avril Rangoni-Machiavelli.

It ought to be said that the 1-ball handicapping system is very hard on A-class players. Robin’s handicap was -6, Nick’s -4, and Joe’s -3, so giving away up to 8 bisque turns in 13-point games was a bit of a challenge for them at times.

The wind was getting up, the rain was coming down – but a mere gale-blown drizzle – and after lunch a system of repechage eliminated Carol and Brian out of the top three from each of the moring pools, leaving Nick, John, David and Dave to play quarter-final games against Deirdre, Peter, Paul and Edmund respectively from the previous Sunday. Then David beat Dave and Peter beat Nick in the two semis played between the quarter-final winners.

The Final

Halfway – hoop 6 safely run
At last, the peg-out

In the ultimate final we watched two croquet players dressed as white-hooded pixies battle it out against the elements and each other. David Long beat Peter Allan 13-11, and deservedly carried home the triumphal shield. – David had lost his first game of the morning, but won every other game after that little warm-up. By an almost exclusively Golf Croquet player, it was a remarkable feat at an AC game.

Next year we plan to revert to Summer for the Roger Cambray Memorial Shield.

Prebendal Manor Cup 2020

Holder: Peter Allan

The Prebendal Manor Cup handicap competition is commencing. This will be contested by 12 players with a block phase being played in three blocks of 4; the top 2 players from each block automatically advance to the finals phase on September 12th. They will be joined by the two remaining players with the best records from the blocks phase. All the conditions and criteria can be found on this page:

Blocks phase and results

Games should be played as 18pt (1 and 3-back variation) games with a 2.5 hour time limit. Games will be handicap using a base of 9. Each player needs to complete their three block games by the end of September 6th. Results should be sent to me using this link below:

Send in results

Draws are not permitted, and the rules for resolving the winner when the scores are level after the time turns should be followed. I will explain if you are in doubt.

The best record will be determined by the following criteria, in this order:

  • Number of games won
  • Who-beat-who
  • Net points accrued from all games
  • Total points accrued from all games
  • Who reported the result of their third game to me first

It is generally not ideal to have to depend on net and total points to determine standings in handicap play, but it is necessary to have a tie-breaker that works across blocks.

Finals phase

Games will likely again be 18pt with a 2.5 hour time limit until the final which will be contested as a 26pt game with a 3 or 3.5 hour time limit, depending on the playing conditions that day.

Losers from the quarter and semi finals will have additional games that day if they so wish.

Block allocations and results

Block allocations have been made using the recommended seeding approach based on handicap. This should provide all players with a good variety of opponents. The blocks (and results when posted) are as follows:

Block 1

#NameSFJKARMCWinsGamesNetTotal
1Steve Fisher+18+3-4231744
2Joe King-18+13+323-236
3Andy Robertson-3-13+913-734
4Minty Clinch+4-3-913-840

Block 2

#NameBJPADCESWinsGamesNetTotal
1Brian Jamieson+7+12+12333154
2Peter Allan-7+6+923847
3Deirdre Cochrane-12-6+313-1532
4Edmund Shirley-12-9-303-2426

Block 3

#NameAHBGJHPWWinsGamesNetTotal
1Anthony Hardwicke+2+4+16332242
2Bruce Gallop-2+5+14231746
3John Harrison-4-5+313-633
4Paul Wolff-16-14-303-3315

Players and handicaps

The initial handicaps I have recorded for each player from the CA website are as follows. If any is incorrect then please let me know. If your handicap changes because you pass a trigger point please make sure that you update this on the CA website and on the club website under personal details :

Player name Handicap
Peter Allan 8
Minty Clinch 26
Deirdre Cochrane 4
Steve Fisher 11
Bruce Gallop 7
Anthony Hardwicke 11
John Harrison (tbc) 16
Brian Jamieson 12
Joe King -1/2
Andy Robertson 10
Edmund Shirley 24
Paul Wolff 4

The base 9 means that in games involving players of handicap less than 9, normal bisque allocations apply, subject to the reduction for 18pt games. For games played between two players with handicaps above 9, then each player gets a number of bisques equal to the difference between their handicap and 9, reduced according to the schedule for 18pt games.

So in Paul Wolff vs John Harrison, John is allocated 12 bisques reduced to 8.5

And in Andy Robertson vs Steve Fisher, Andy is allocated 1 bisque reduced to 0.5 and Steve is allocated 2 reduced to 1.5

All results should be recorded on handicap cards. If you then pass a trigger point please amend your handicap accordingly for future games. If you need guidance on this please let me know, or see the CA website here.

Other questions

If you have any residual questions or encounter any issues please feel free to call me on 07768 182 885 and I’ll do my best to help.

Joe King

AC Captain

GC Championship Cup 2020

There are two groups. The winner in each group is decided by:

  • who wins the most matches
  • hoop differences
  • who beat whom
  • a penalty shoot out – boundary to hoop 1

The first and second in each group go to the semi-finals:  A1 v B2  and B1 vs A2.

The result of each match shows the net hoops in that match and “W” denotes the winner and “L” the loser. Most of the time a positive number is associated with a “W” but this is not always the case. The last three columns (P, W and N) show the number of matches played, the number of wins and the overall net hoops. The results are ordered by most wins and the largest net hoops. The blocks are now complete so final positions have been decided using the first two criteria listed above as necessary.

GC Championship 2020 Block A

 BJDGDLDVPWPAPWN
Peter Allan7W0W6W-3L6Wx5416
David Vincent6W0L6Wx-2L3W5313
David Grinstead-1Lx4W0W4W0L537
Brian Jamiesonx1W3W-6L5W-7L53-4
Paul Wolff-5L-4L8W2Wx-6L52-5
David Long-3L-4Lx-6L-8L-6L50-27

GC Championship 2020 Block B

 DSJGMMSFSTPWN
John Garnett5Wx6W-1L5W4315
Mick Moore1W-6Lx6W-1L420
Susan Tilbrook6W-5L1W-3Lx42-1
Steve Fisher-2L1W-6Lx3W42-4
David Seedx-5L-1L2W-6L41-10
Semi FinalFinalWinner
John Garnett-4LDavid Vincent7WDavid Vincent
David Vincent4W
Peter Alan-2LMick Moore-7L
Mick Moore2W